June 25, 2007
NEW YORK, June 20 -- Wombat Financial Software, the high-performance trading technology specialist, today unveiled the next generation of its messaging platform, dubbed Wombat Data Fabric. More than a year in development in partnership with Voltaire, a provider of InfiniBand-based grid backbone solutions, this new technology is based on open standards and proves that proprietary “appliance” approaches taken by some firms attempting to improve messaging capacity are not necessary. Wombat Data Fabric can sustain more than 1 million 200-byte messages per second over a Voltaire switch in less than 100 microseconds using commodity hardware.
The vast leap in throughput comes 18 months after the two firms embarked on an extensive research and development project to provide a native InfiniBand middleware version of the Wombat Messaging Platform using Voltaire’s software libraries. Wombat Data Fabric significantly reduces latency and latency volatility and dramatically increases CPU performance and system throughput. The result is a solution that can satisfy the performance demands of the front office, while providing a crucial tool to help IT managers reduce their datacenter footprint.
“We used the term 'next-generation' some five years ago when we flattened the prevailing market data distribution architecture because it was a true inflection point, and one that allowed us to capture leadership in the market,” remarked Danny Moore, Wombat’s COO. “Today we’re announcing an architecture that is every bit as disruptive. We believe the notion that customers must sacrifice the manageability and low cost of open hardware platforms to achieve seven-figure throughput at blisteringly low latencies is a myth.”
“Wombat’s new messaging platform unleashes application performance by taking advantage of the high performance and low latency of Voltaire’s switching and software platform,” said Amir Prescher, vice president of business development at Voltaire. “We look forward to introducing the solution to our joint financial services customers.”
Wombat and Voltaire have embarked on a joint pilot program to which a limited number of customers will be admitted. Full commercial release is expected this year. Wombat Data Fabric will be an integral part of the Wombat Platform, compatible with the current version of the MAMA API, and thereby offering out of the box support for Wombat’s feed handlers, entitlements, SuperBook and Acumen solutions, and full suite of management tools.
Voltaire is a provider of server and storage switching and software solutions that enable high-performance grid computing within the datacenter. Voltaire’s integrated family of switching hardware and network virtualization software delivers the high-performance, intelligent backbone for grid computing. Leveraging the InfiniBand grid computing interconnect architecture, Voltaire solutions offer improved performance, utilization and scalability for its customers’ high-performance grid computing needs. Voltaire solutions are available from major systems vendors and integrators. More information about Voltaire is available at www.voltaire.com.
About Wombat Financial Software
Wombat enables limitless connectivity to the global markets through the world's most advanced high-speed market data infrastructure, the Wombat Platform. With offices in the United States, United Kingdom and Japan, Wombat software underpins automated market-making systems, electronic-trading floors and tick-capture platforms in financial institutions around the world. The Wombat Platform includes Wombat Feed Handlers, providing sub-millisecond connectivity to more than 100 direct exchange and aggregated vendor feeds; Wombat Entitlements, providing market data compliance, analysis and reporting services; Wombat Transport, enabling high-speed, multi-protocol messaging throughout the enterprise; and Wombat Event Processing, enabling complex event processing for the capital markets. For more information, visit www.wombatfs.com.
-----Source: Wombat Financial Software
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